Lecture | Family, Concept and Cultural Phantom Gender and Order in the Digital Era


Speaker: Dai Jinhua (戴锦华)

Host: David Moser

Theme: Family, Concept and Cultural Phantom Gender and Order in the Digital Era

Date: November 21 (Wednesday), 2018

Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Location: Room B101, Second Gymnasium, Yenching Academy, Peking University

Language: Chinese (with English simultaneous translation)


Using a few popular literary works as an entry point, the speaker intends to rediscover and re-examine the gender order, shapes of family and patriarchy that are going through radical change and fragmentation. Taking movies, TV reality shows, new internet trends and taboos as well as popular online literature as illustrations, the speaker plans to discuss the post-Cold War world structure. Revolving around the emerging technologies and new media “revolution” that is becoming ever stronger and changing the global economy, as well as the accelerating global mobility, the speaker will talk about the new parameters of gender issues and question the state, relationship, crisis and variation of today's capitalism and patriarchy.



Dai Jinhua is a professor and doctoral advisor at the Institute of Comparative Literature in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Peking University. She is also the director of the Center for Film and Cultural Studies at Peking University. Her research interests include mass media, film and gender studies. She is the winner of the Beijing Social Science Research Excellence Award, and her courses are listed among the National Quality Courses. She has visited and given lectures in dozens of countries and regions across Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australia. She is the author of more than 10 monographs, and her books and papers have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. Professor Dai's research focuses on the history of Chinese film, popular culture and women's literature. She has traveled abroad on multiple occasions to attend international academic seminars, offered featured courses and given lectures on Chinese film.

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